Chester Himes

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Birthday
29, 1909
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Nov 12, 1984 (75)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1909
Birthplace
Missouri
Death Date
Nov 12, 1984 (75)

About

An American writer known for his Harlem Detective series, he also published the popular 1945 novel, If He Hollers Let Him Go. He was a recipient of the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere.

Before Fame

He was sentenced to 20 to 25 years in prison for armed robbery; he served seven years of this sentence.

Trivia

He moved to France in the 1950s.

Family Life

He married Jean Johnson in 1936.

Associated With

He was a friend of Malcolm X.

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